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. what will the u.s. do in those countries, if anything? plus, does the united states have a responsibility to intervene in the humanitarian crisis that was this woman trashing a liquor store when she did not receive prompt attention from a clerk? we'll discuss. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> american military officials are claiming initial success in isolating moammar gadhafi's regime, after a weekend of punishing allied air attacks in libya. according tocy officials, coalition strikes have crippled gadhafi's air defenses and a no fly zone is in place over the country. although gadhafi himself is not a target of what is being called operation odyssey dawn, at least not now. one of the strikes caused extensive damage to the libyan leader's compound in tripoli last night. at this hour, gadhafi's whereabouts remain unknown, but he has vowed to fight a quote long, drawn-out war with western forces. >>> meanwhile, the pentagon says there is so far no evidence that civilians in libya have been harmed in the conflict, although it w
are outgunned and may not be able to take another city. the question before president obama now, should be our u.s. arm the rebels? >> i am not ruling it out or in. >> we will have more from the president in a one-on-one interview with brian williams later in this hour. the air starks' targeted tripoli tonight. 22 tomahawk missiles. the largest air assault in recent days. the defense department says the price tag for u.s. taxpayers so far is about $550 million. that is expected to run about $40 million more over the next three weeks. hillary clinton today called this a turning point in libya when she was in london. she met with one of the rebel leaders. what are you seeing on the ground in libya? >> i still can't get over that number, $550 million to destroy tanks from the air. i don't understand how the price tag gets so high so quickly. it could look like a turning point on the ground, but for gaddafi's forces, he is crushing the rebellion. horrible reports emerging. here in the east, his troops began a counteroffensive, erasing many of the gains they had accomplished. >> at times today the rebe
will speak to the nation tonight to further explain the u.s. mission in libya. good morning, everyone. it is monday, march 28th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin. you're going to be driving the week today. >> i will be doing some of that. >> national affairs editor for "new york" magazine, john heilemann and msnbc political analyst pat buchanan in the studio here this morning. i love that. >> pat in the flesh. >> you're okay after that accident. >> i hope the other people are okay. >> it doesn't sound like it. hope everyone had a good weekend. i had another trip to the e.r. what else is new? >> oh, my. >> kids. we have a lot going on today. she's fine. thanks for asking. >> you're here. >> sprained ankle. no, not me. we have a lot going on today. we talk about the president's address to the nation tonight, how the libya mission plays into the obama doctrine. i think it does. also, in the 7:00 a.m. hour we'll bring in the executive editor of "rolling stone" magazine, eric bates. "rolling stone" is out with anothe
eventually come in the form of weapons, shipments from the u.s. speaking to brian williams, president obama said arming the rebels is a possibility. >> i am not ruling it out but i'm also not ruling it in. we are still making an assessment partly about what gadhafi's forces are going to be doing. we are not taking anything off the table at this point. >> the president said that no matter what options the u.s. pursues, it should not be seen as a president for action in countries like yemen or sear qua. >> i think it is important not to take this particular situation and then try to project some sort of obama doctrine ta doctrine that we are going to apply in a cookie-cutter fashion across the board. each country in this region is different. our principles remain the same. >> new polls show u.s. action in libya is not going over with the american public. quinnipiac found that 47% oppose america's involvement there and 41% support it. nearly three quarters of americans fear the u.s. will get drawn into a long-term conflict. msnbc's jim maceda is live for us on the phone from tripoli. jim, it s
's operator says radiation levels are fortunately still within the legal limits. >>> meanwhile, the u.s. now says it's moved its ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants, after discovering some low-level radioactive contamination. the new york city "times" is reporting that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud causing the crew to receive a month's worth of radiation in just an hour. kristen dahlgren there with more. that country still dealing with some significant aftershocks. can you give us a sense, 6.2 overnight for us, how is that affect the effort to try to find survivors? >> reporter: well we even felt that aftershock down here in tokyo. it's making it terribly difficult for the rescue workers trying to comb through all of the rubble they have to look through trying to find survivors. you can imagine the fear and panic among the people that went through this earlier and today herd the sirens sound again and had officials telling them to try to get to higher ground. there was a slight rise in the sea level, no wave did come ashore. but just she
in libya. how big of a role will the u.s. play now? are we still in charge? and with war fatigue setting in and criticism from both sides of the aisle, when does the president fully explain what's perhaps, monday or tuesday of next week. >>> plus, fear of spreading terrorism. there were anti-government demonstrations today and in some cases violence in many arab countries, including yemen. thousands turned out calling for the ouster of a u.s. ally. if the president is overthrown, who stops al qaeda in the arabian peninsula from taking over? >>> and there are increasing concerns of spreading radiation from the crippled power plant in japan with even more people now being encouraged to get out of the area, but not ordered. how great is that danger? >>> plus, a little politics with hispanics now making up one of our every six americans and one out of every four children, by the way, how long can republicans be seen as hostile to their interests? the huge implications of the census report on the 2012 presidential election. and finally, what's the more serious candidates to do? how does anyon
, is it possible for the u.s. to become a country of secular atheists that is also ruled by radical islamists? newt gingrich seems to think so. that's in "the sideshow." >>> we're going to start with president obama's speech on libya. howard fineman is the senior political editor for "the huffington post," and susan page. the washington bureau chief for "usa today" and i have to call her madam president of the gridiron. and she's on there today. howard and susan, at first we outlined four questions for president obama to answer in his speech and today we'll see how he did. first, take a look at some of the republican responses to the speech since he gave it. >> he made a very puzzling comment, and that was regime change by force would be a mistake. gadhafi must have been somewhat comforted by that. >> now we're in this position of having a president of the united states saying gadhafi must go but we're not going to necessarily make him go. >> how our commander in chief chose to handle this new dilemma raises serious questions about his understanding of constitutional checks and balances. while the
ground attacks. president obama will speak to the nation tonight to explain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya now that nato stepped in. the president is also expected to address concerns by both parties who say he should have consulted with congress before a military intervention. nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president's got a lot of questions to answer when he addresses the nation tonight. lawmakers here want to know should we even be involved in libya or should we be doing more to take down libya's leader? >> the president's going to address the nation monday night. a lot of these questions will be answered. >> reporter: questions like whether we'll handguns to rebels. >> no decision has been made about that. >> reporter: and how much the u.s. will be involved after nato takes over. >> within the next week or so, we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources. >> reporter: tonight, president obama's supposed to lay out the plan. he said gadhaf
remain, can the u.s. realistically try terror suspects and close down the prison at the same time. richard wolffe is at the white house with the latest on this. let's start with why the reversal on the president's position here. >> reporter: well, this reversal has been in the work x for a couple of years now and it starts up with the politics of it. they turned against this president early in his term when democrats joined with republicans to cut off funding to transfer prisoners to a high security prison likely to be illinois, but once the politics changed and we saw it with the recent defense spending bill there was no physical way or a practical way they could really close down guantanamo bay because, remember, the other disappointment for them other countries around the world have not taken as many detainees as the incoming president thought he would be able to convince them to take. and lastly, the president's fundamental judgment has changed. his commitment to civil liberties has come up in a clash with his commitment to national security and national security has won out.
. meanwhile, the u.s. now says it has moved igts ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants after discovering low-level radioactive contamination and "the new york times" reports that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud, causing crew members to receive a month's worth of radiation in about an hour. this is something we had a gut feeling about on friday morning as the story was unfolding and now it appears to be escalating. >> the first reports out that were none of the nuclear plants were affected. mika refused to read the script that way. you just sort of knew. if you had an 8.9 or 9.0 earthquake, these facilities could be impacted. that's the real story now. we have our newspaper segment. you look at all of the headlines here, whether it's the boston globe, if you look, this is what "the washington post" is talking about. again, japan across the top. the "usa today," they're talking about an anxious wait and it is an absolutely anxious wait. "the wall street journal," mika, when we talk about the nuclear situation, "the wall street journal" has it ri
a murky case this is. it has to do with a girlfriend to cover up and apparently a charge coming from the u.s. attorney that there's a law being broken here, a felony. we've never seen anything like this before. we're going to show you some of the audio that's got some incriminating evidence apparently. this is "hardball" only on msnbc. >>> the senate democrat has announcement his retirement, hawaii's congressman won't run for a new term. virginia's jim webb, and of course the great joe lieberman of connecticut. while democrats will try to o recruit a top candidate. the democrat also win in hawaii, they always s do. we'll be right back. >>> we're back. a series of voicemail messages from john edwards and one of his top fundraisers are being used by prosecutors to suggest that the former presidential >>> we're back. a series of voicemail messages from john edwards and one of his top fundraisers are being used by prosecutors to suggest that the former presidential candidate coordinated an attempt to cover up his affair and his child that he with her, rielle hunter. the recordings were obtained
and their tiny westborough baptist church picketed at the funeral of u.s. marine matthew snyder, killed in iraq in 2006. snyder's father sued. >> i think it's an insult to every veteran out there that has served this country. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled the phelps are protected by the first amendment right to free speech. chief justice roberts wrote for the majority. "westboro may have chosen the picket location to increase publicity for its views and its speech may have been particularly hurtful to snyder. that does not mean that a speech should be afforded less than full first amendment protection." eight of nine justices agreed. >> liberals and conservatives have united in this on the side of free speech. >> reporter: justice samuel alito said the phelps inflicted pain on the family. "our commitment to free debate is not a license for mall ever lent attack on matthew and his family at a time of the church's well-centeredistrate see it which is central to the campaign." i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> here's your first look at some the other news going on around ameri
to targeting u.s. airmen in a terror attack. authorities say there's new proof that robert levinson who went missing in iran in 2007 is still alive. and mazda is still recalling 65,000 cars after it was found that a certain type of spider likes to infest its fuel lines. finally, just hours before a contract deadline expired, the nfl and players agreed to a 24-hour extension to those labor talks. and now back to "hardball." >>> we are today establishing a website newtexplore2012.com. and that website was up about an hour ago. we will look at this very seriously and we will very methodically play out the frame work of what we will do next. >> i guess you know a guy's running when we starts using the royal we, we, we. that was former speaker newt gingrich all but saying he's in the race. he's one of the better known republicans for better or worse to toss his name in the ring. can gingrich reinvent himself? congressman, i'm so amazed to have -- well, great to have you on, because you're an eyewitness to this guy's performance. he went out during a book scandal, the marital craziness that was go
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with that amount of money. we have this to report. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is apologizing for a nato air strike that killed 9 afghan children yesterday. in a statement petraeus said we are deeply sorry for this tragedy and apologized to members of the afghan government, the people of afghanistan and most importantly, the surviving family members of those killed by our actions. these deaths should have never happened. i will personally apologize to president karzai. military officials attributed the error to faulty communication as an air weapons team responded to an attack on a nato base. however, the strike is likely to increase already high tensions between karzai and nato commanders who came under scrutiny last month because of another case in which dozens of civilians were allegedly killed. >> we're putting our sons and daughters in an unwinnable situation. this as a parent of young children, this is an unspeakable tragedy. you also, though, look at the americans that are looking up from above, in a country they don't know, trying to figure out whether t
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